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Sergeant William A. Connelly | East Orange Police Department, New Jersey East Orange Police Department, New Jersey


William A. Connelly

East Orange Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch: Wednesday, October 6, 1965

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 57

Tour: 27 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Apprehended

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Sergeant Willliam Connelly was shot and killed on North 18th Street while attempting to arrest a man for driving a stolen car at about noon.

The two began to struggle after the man got out of the stolen car and Sergeant Connolly was then shot.

The suspect was apprehended by FBI agents in Newark on March 1, 1966.

Sergeant Connelly had been employed with the East Orange Police Department for 27 years.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 48th anniversary of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater, O
October 6, 2013


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